The photography book summarizes six-years of work and contains 40 photographs plus 1 bonus photograph… 41 Biblical Stories. This project allows me to tell the stories of the Bible again, today, from my point of view, through the camera and this time through female figures.
During the creative process, the Biblical story is disconnected from the sequence of time to which it belongs, from its geographical location, and it naturally inherits my interpretation. The women do not necessarily have a Mediterranean look, they are diverse and unique Israeli women. I place the stories in my back yard, the Golan Heights.
Each photograph in the project is a complete production, preceded by months of collecting materials and study. It begins with the simplification of the Midrashim of the Sages, external books, modern literature and poetry…so many female figures in the Bible, and each a figure with a story. Even seemingly secondary figures are given the opportunity in the stories of the sages to develop and complete the contexts.
This photographic project presents the Biblical women in their full glory, shines on them a bright spotlight depicting them as saviors, powerful, as if they acted in accordance with their will or prophecy in order to achieve their goal, as though they were behind the scenes pulling the strings.